One pupil has died and seven others are injured after being hit by a school bus on Wednesday morning while on their way to Dinokaneng Secondary School in Vanderbijlpark.
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) said three of the pupils were rushed to the hospital and four others were treated for minor injuries.
Pupils hit by bus in Sebokeng
The school bus hit the pupils while they were waiting outside the hostel pickup point in Sebokeng.
“Information at our disposal confirms that the learners were rushed to a local medical facility. One learner succumbed to injuries while receiving medical attention, and three learners were hospitalised due to the severity of their injuries. Four learners were identified to have sustained minor injuries,” said GDE spokesperson, Steve Mabona.
The department said police are investigating the incident.
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The GDE has also sent a team to the school to provide psychological support.
“We wish to convey our sincerest condolences to the family of the deceased and the school community at large. We wish the learners affected by this incident a speedy recovery,” said Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
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